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Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, welcome by English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel. The transfer distance is approximately 30 minutes. Afternoon, take a short city tour to visit Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built over 130 years ago by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles and stained-glass windows from Chartres. Next, visit Sai Gon Post Office, a fine colonial building which was designed and built in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel Last. Afterward, stop for shopping at the French-built Ben Thanh Market which dates back to 1870 and whose main entrance clock tower has become a city’s symbol and where everything from clothes, sandals, lacquer are sold. Return back to your hotel.
Ho Chi Minh City
After your Breakfast at hotel and travel past miles of flat rice fields, along a bustling road to the Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho City, board a motorboat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on Thoi Son Island where you can listen to Southern traditional music performed by native artists. Next, you will change to a paddle boat to cruise through the narrow canals and visit households with traditional occupations of home-based coconut candy and rice-wine making. Continue travel by motorized boat to another island to visit a bee farm and taste tea with fresh honey from the beehives and enjoy fresh fruits. Interact with local residents to understand about the river life. Their economy is based mostly on tourism, mangoes, bananas and citrus fruit. On the return to My Tho, stop to visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a prominent local Buddhist structure built in 1850 with a unique architectural mixture of Vietnamese, Roman, Chinese and Cambodian styles characterized by a highly ornate façade. Return to Ho Chi Minh.
Ho Chi Minh City
Morning, transfer to Cu Chi, the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multi-level passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. At the present, the section of the tunnel system open to visitors is a few hundred metres only. It is 50 m length and about 1.2 m high and 80 cm across. Some travelers find them too claustrophobic for comfort but experience to know more about the war in Vietnam. Afternoon, free shopping with guide.
After breakfast at hotel, meet our guide and driver at the hotel lobby then transfer to Bus Station for shuttle bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh. It takes around 06 hours. Arrival to bus station in Phnom Penh, pick up by driver with guide and transfer to hotel. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast at hotel, visit Royal Palace situated on the site of the former citadel and built by King Norodom in 1966, the Palace still serves as the King and Queen's residential quarters. Also within the walls of the Palace is the Silver Pagoda, so called because of five thousand silver tiles that line its exquisite floor. Visit National Museum, the distinctive red building with beautiful Khmer architecture and built in 1917. It contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, and wood. Continues to Wat Phnom – the name of a pagoda, was built by lady Daun Penh in 1372 on a little hill, Legend has it that after a particularly heavy flood, a wealthy Khmer woman named Daun Penh found a tree on the banks of the Mekong with four statues of Buddha hidden inside. Then you will have Indian Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon take the private land transfer to Siem Reap, en-route you will pass through scenic countryside stop at Skun, also known as ‘Spider village’ due to the Deep fried tarantula that is the local delicacy, are you adventurous enough to try one. Last you may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei, to look at Spean Prahtos (Naga Bridge) – an ancient Angkorian bridge built by the Khmers 1,000 years ago. Then continue to Siem Reap town. Welcome to the Ancient town – Siem Reap! Check in at the hotel and take a short rest as you wish. Then you will be transferred to have Indian Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap, Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
After your Breakfast at hotel. Explore Angkor Thom Ancient City: Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of Leper King, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, and Bayon with its captivating stone faces. Move to Tomb Raider fame, Ta Prom Temple. Then return back to town for having Indian Lunch at the restaurant. Next, discover the world’s wonder site of Angkor Wat. The magnificent temple was built in the 12th century and is the largest religious monument in the World. In the evening, you will be transferred to have Indian Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Breakfast at hotel and free time. Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to the airport for the departure flight. Please note! Rooms shall be released by 12 pm (noon). End of our services. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.